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Family displaced by fire thankful for loving community
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A local family displaced by fire last week is thankful for their "loving" community.

"We are so thankful for the fire department and we're glad no one was hurt, and we're so appreciative of all the people that called and checked on us and have donated clothes and things to us and wanted to help us out," said Bo Holland. "Everyone has been so good. There has been so much love."

The Holland's home off Hwy. 136 ignited in flames the evening of April 28.

Dawson County Fire Marshal Tim Satterfield said the cause of the fire has been declared undetermined.

"We haven't ruled out the possibility of unattended food being cooked on the stove," he said.

While the family lost everything in the blaze, Holland said those are only worldly possessions.

"We're all safe," he said. "We know our savior was with us that night. God has been with us, and he's going to pull us through.

"He was with us. I know he was there."

Holland, his wife and three young children, ages 6, 3 and 1, are staying with his parents, who live nearby, as they begin the journey of starting over.

"We're thankful and so blessed," he said.